Ryan, Richie

Wednesday, 22 July 1981

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 329 No. 6

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

While I have been fascinated by the exchange of views between Deputies, I should like to point out that Question No. 24 tabled for today some time ago by a Deputy with great foresight asks all these ...More Button

asked the Minister for Social Welfare the steps she is taking to clear the large backlog of arrears in payments left by the previous administration; how soon she expects payments from her Department t...More Button

Will the Minister of State accept my compliments to her and the Minister on the speed with which they have improved matters and our hopes that the payments will not again deteriorate to the scandalous...More Button

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Would the Minister care to consider the extreme bias displayed by Deputy Haughey in addressing pointed questions in relation to Deputy Deasy for asking questions similar to the question tabled by Depu...More Button

In other words, Deputy Deasy is working 20 times harder than Deputy Walsh.More Button

Perhaps I am here more often than Deputy Haughey would wish me to be here.More Button

I shall not be running away at all.More Button

Financial Resolutions, 1981. - Financial Resolution No. 9: General (Resumed).

I am humble as well.More Button

I hope I can enjoy a joke as much as anybody else. Listening to Deputy Andrews one would think he came from the entertainment and not from the accounts department of RTE but this whole debate if I ma...More Button

I notice the Deputy mentioned that earlier. Many participants in this debate have not lived up to the gravity of the situation. We have had at least half the time of this serious debate filled with...More Button

I will withdraw my criticism as to literacy and numeracy and will leave the facts to speak for themselves. In the name of this Parliament, I want to redeem the good relationship between parliamentaria...More Button

I will deal now with another aspect of deliberate or incompetent miscalculation. Notwithstanding the additional money borrowed from aboard and the still unknown money that was committed secretly in t...More Button

Many of us are long enough in the tooth not to always expect what Deputy Colley in his innocence some years ago urged, namely, high standards in high places. We have come to expect from Fianna Fáil t...More Button

Fianna Fáil voted against our amendment to that effect on the occasion of the January budget.More Button

Deputy Briscoe was the one who whipped his people into voting against our amendment.More Button

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